Lake Vermilion catch has special meaning for angler at his family cabin.
Fish measured 43-1/2 inches and was caught by a member of the Women Anglers of Minnesota.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wants to remind anglers that as reservoir water temperatures increase, mortality associated with catch-and-release also increases. A past study published in The North American Journal of Fisheries Management found that
The 73-inch lake sturgeon pulled from the Rainy River bests the previous record by 3 inches.
Program previously included only lake sturgeon, muskellunge and flathead catfish in the catch-and-release category.
PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission changed the harvest restrictions for muskellunge and tiger muskies from a statewide 40-inch minimum length limit and a daily limit of one fish to catch-and-release only
Releasing fish helps protect the resource… except when it kills even more fish
Mark Mosby caught the fish on the St. Croix River near Stillwater. It measured 52-1/2 inches and had a girth of 32 inches.
Fish can be injured by hooks, stress and being pulled from deep water. Being hooked in the mouth does little damage to the fish, and setting the hook quickly helps avoid hooking a fish in